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Haradinaj asks European Popular Parties’ support on EU integration (media)

By   /  07/05/2018  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

In a meeting with a group of European People’s Party (EPP) MEPs, Prime Minister of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj, said Kosovo is committed to fulfilling all its obligations from the European agenda underlining that Kosovo’s only way forward is the Euro-Atlantic integration. Haradinaj briefed the EPP members, Andrey Kovatchev, Asim Ademov, and Elmar Brok, on Kosovo’s […]

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Merkel ahead of meeting with Vucic: We are here to help (Tanjug, B92)

By   /  13/04/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on Friday addressed reporters before their meeting in Berlin. Merkel, who spoke first, stressed the importance of the talks conducted in Brussels between Serbia and Kosovo, adding that close cooperation and discussion was important in the process of EU integration. According to her, Serbia has undertaken […]

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Bulgaria supports Kosovo’s European perspective (Telegrafi)

By   /  26/01/2018  /  Articles from Kosovo media, Headlines Kosovo Media  /  No Comments

Kosovo’s Minister of European Integration, Dhurata Hoxha, said in a meeting with Bulgarian Ambassador, Nedialtcho Dantchev, that Kosovo needs to be given a timeline regarding its EU integration and also be included in all enlargement initiatives. “There is consensus on the integration aspect in our country. It is regrettable that Kosovo is the last in […]

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Brussels is back into the Balkans, if selectively (Politico)

By   /  11/12/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

The European Union wants to show it still cares about the Balkans, but not everyone is feeling the love. Brussels has been accused for years of not paying enough attention to the six Western Balkan countries that want to join the bloc. After taking office in 2014, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker declared the EU would […]

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Haradinaj: Kosovo to apply for EU candidate status in 2018 (Kallxo)

By   /  10/11/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Prime Minister of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj, said today at a conference organised by the Balkans Policy research Group that the government’s goal was to create conditions for Kosovo to apply for EU candidate status in 2018. Haradinaj also called on the EU to intensify bilateral relations with Kosovo and that there was no alternative to […]

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Kosovo institutions reconfirm commitment to EU integration (Koha)

By   /  09/11/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

In a meeting with the head of the EU Office in Kosovo and Special Representative Nataliya Apostolova, Kosovo’s Minister for European Integration Dhurata Hoxha formally submitted Kosovo’s Country Report. Hoxha emphasized the importance of the report as a key instrument through which the EU can measure progress made by Kosovo institutions since the last report […]

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Haradinaj: Kosovo to get EU candidate status by 2019 (RTK)

By   /  03/11/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

In a meeting today, the government of Kosovo discussed implementation of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) and Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj said all relevant institutions should work hard to make sure Kosovo receives EU candidate status by 2019. “We have identified key priorities for 2018,” said Haradinaj explaining that these include the European Reform […]

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Joining the EU is a marathon, says Serbian PM (Euractive)

By   /  03/10/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

EXCLUSIVE / Serbia and Montenegro are seen as the two Western Balkan frontrunners to join the EU but Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić told EURACTIV.com in a wide-ranging interview that joining the soon-to-be 27-country bloc is a matter of endurance and not a competition. “For Serbia, joining the EU is like a marathon,” Brnabić told […]

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DSS: Serbia should get out from vicious cycle of European integration (Tanjug, Blic)

By   /  14/08/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Democratic Party of Serbia (DSS) called upon all political stakeholders to state their opinion on the EU conditions, adding the time has come to Serbia to get out from the vicious cycle of the European integration and focus on regulating its own society, freed from the Brussels tutoring, Serbian media reported. Leader of DSS, Milos […]

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Kosovo recognition would be high price, said German politician (Politika, Tanjug, B92)

By   /  27/07/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

If a demand to recognize Kosovo were to be “delivered” as a condition for Serbia’s accession to the EU that would “be a high price to pay.” Tanjug is reporting this quoting philosopher and senior official of Alternative for Germany, Marc Jongen, whose party, according to estimates, will not only enter the German parliament in […]

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The depressing truth: No bright future for Western Balkans for decades to come (Igor Zlatojev, Prishtina Insight)

By   /  26/07/2017  /  Opinions  /  No Comments

At the current pace of reforms, it is irresponsible to tell the people of the Balkans that they have a European perspective. No, they don’t. Their children do. Regardless of what anyone might say about the speed of the Western Balkans’ EU accession, such as Federica Mogherini claiming that “it is largely up to Serbia […]

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“49% of Serbians would support EU membership in referendum” (Tanjug, B92)

By   /  24/07/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

If a referendum were to be held “tomorrow” asking whether they support Serbia’s EU membership, every other citizen – 49 percent – would vote “yes.” On the other hand, 66 percent think that reforms need to be implemented outside of the issue of EU membership. This is according to an opinion poll, dubbed “European orientation […]

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